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Brewed by King Brewery
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Nobleton, Canada

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RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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Authentic Munich Dunkel Style Lager 4.8% alc./vol. King Brewery's newest addition is this authentic Munich-style Dark Lager. Using only the finest imported Dark Munich Malt and Noble German Hops, combined with brewing in our authentic German decoction brewhouse, gives this beer King's trademark "true to style" aroma and flavour. This delicious beer is red-brown in colour, with a thick tan coloured head. The palate is rich and full, delivering a clean bready taste with a hint of toasted chocolate, while sporting elegant lace lines to the bottom of your glass. This unique Dark Lager is complex yet clean. Enjoy it with all European continental style foods and cheeses, or just as a well deserved cold one. Extremely flavourful, balanced and deliciously refreshing, our Dark Lager has to be tasted to be appreciated!


4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Slacks (615) - Bolton, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 22, 2006
341ml Bottle: Wow, what a tremendous find! Met these guys at an event in Caledon, decided to buy a six to support the locals. Pours a beautiful deep brown with crimson edges, although the head sadly left quickly on the bottle. Scent is amazing, with caramel and chocolate. The taste is exceptional, almost schwarzbier, featuring a lot going on. You can taste sweet caramelized malt, some light grain, chocolate and coffee tones, and only a slight amount of hops near the back. Easily one of my top ones, I swear the rest of you have been drinking something else.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JRock72 (605) - - MAR 27, 2011
Bottle. Pours dark reddish brown with medium head that fades rather quickly. Faint taste of dark chocolate with barely any hop bite. Good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnBarleycorn (537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 2, 2005
Fascinating crimson/brown with only a slight amount of see-through. Inviting aromas of chocolate and French vanilla coffee, rounded out by some floral hops. A very creamy, nice and round mouthfeel. Chocolate leads the flavour profile, but overall this is not as powerful and layered as expected. While it’s not up to the "Ultra Premium" boast on the label, King Dark certainly is quite enjoyable and well produced for a dark lager.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MarkoR (536) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 6, 2007
Surprisingly good. Aromy is malty, hops. Pours a nice dark colour. A lager that tasts something!

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
OntBeerDrinker (450) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 14, 2012
Barley a finger of head that last for like mabye a one min. Red to light and light ambery red away,more red to light. Smell is like some light cherry(sweetness?),chocolate and light hop. Taste not much to it some of what i think is like a cherry(sweetness?)lightly,a lightly hop taste and some sips have like a lightly chocolate taste. Taste nothing like a lager & not much going to it so whatever. Bye

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RhetoricalAns (377) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2014
Draft. Dark brown pour with a medium head. Weak aroma of caramel, toffee, maybe a hint of roast. Taste is more full with some nut and chocolate notes. Medium body, lower carbonation, easy to drink.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
beanmedic (347) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 10, 2004
fairly dark colour. tastes sweet and feels a little oily. nothing fan\tastic, but still drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
UM02 (322) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 16, 2013
Nice roasty malt with a nutty taste. Well done dark lager. Reminds me of some of the better beers from the early days of the microbrewery movement.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
StompBrockmore (316) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 9, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2007 341ml bottle, courtesy of VeloVampire - pours clear and dark, a beautiful shade of mahogany, with a nice off-white head on top. Aroma is sweet and malty with a subtle toasty/breadiness backing it up. Flavour is beautifully toasty and sweet, nicely bready with a strong nuttiness all the way through. Eminently sessionable, I could easily drink a lot of this over an evening. Very smooth, and you can tell that King is a brewery that is dedicated to craft and quality. I love to see them try a more daring style (at least for the Ontario market anyways). I’d also love to compare this back-to-back with Denison’s magnificent Dunkel.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mustang3 (254) - Whitby, CANADA - AUG 18, 2004
A very enjoyable beer. Bottle poured a reddish copper with minimal head. The aroma is malty caramel. The flavour starts with carmael and brown sugar, but I can taste the hops underneath. Well balanced.


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